Asemic Writing – An Encyclopedia of Everything – The Expanded Version

Asemic Writing Painting:  I wrote a letter to my love and on the way I dropped it

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Edition of two and then two more handmade books made from a painting from the I wrote a letter to my love and on the way I dropped it series.

Included text is the first part of an article to be published on asemic writing on issuu When one looks up the term ‘asemic writing’, there are very few variations in definition. It is generally perceived to be wordless writing, with open, or no semantic content. Since making art from asemic writing, I have always referred to it as writing in the shadowlands – that is, a writing form between existing between words and language structures.

Asemic Writing.  Cheryl Penn.  An Encyclopedia of Everything

It LOOKS like writing, but it is not writing – if one perceives writing to be script intended to communicate.   Through school we are all taught to write a uniform way, but strangely, this drawing form has a life of its own.   It’s not long before each student has his or her own interpretation of the alphabet. And so I go on… Open debate also questions whether  asemic writing is a branch of visual poetry or not.

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